About our mine

Our 1,150 employees mine and concentrate around 40,000 tons of copper every year.

MCM acquired an 80% interest in the Guelb Moghrein mine in 2004 and we increased our ownership to 100% in 2010.

Key facts about MCM

  • Mining is carried out in a single open pit using hydraulic excavators and mechanical drive haul trucks.
  • Approximately 17,000 tons of copper-gold concentrate are produced per month.
  • In 2018 we produced 28,137 tons of copper and 45,973 ounces of gold.
  • The current estimated life of the mine is 5 years.
  • Through the hard work and commitment of MCM employees, this mine has become a success story for Mauritania and our parent company, First Quantum.